Need Info On Remington 770 .30-06


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MagnumDweeb
January 3, 2012, 03:27 PM
I've wanted a rifle in .30-06 for awhile now. I plan to go back to hunting one day, I reload my .308 so getting a set of dies and what isn't difficult, and I don't own a rifle in .30-06.

Basically I have a spare Ruger Superblackhawk laying around I haven't shot in close to three years. It's .44 magnum with a 7.5" barrel. It's in 90%+/- condition, shoots great but it was my test gun (for testing reloads when i first started) before I bought a Ruger Super Redhawk in .44 magnum.

I figure for a 95%+ Remnigton 770 it's an even trade. I just want to make sure it's a decent rifle for hunting and recreational target shooting(because I'll have to practice and practice before I take it hunting) and that folks have kind things to say about it. Any input from Remington 770 owners would be welcome. Thanks in advance.

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HOOfan_1
January 3, 2012, 03:31 PM
I'd say the Superblackhawk is worth more than a Remington 770..maybe even twice as much

Chawbaccer
January 3, 2012, 03:45 PM
A trade you will regret for years to come. A 700 bdl would be a better choice.

BluegrassDan
January 3, 2012, 03:50 PM
There are far better rifles out there than the 770. In fact, you would be trading badly to swap a 770 for a Super Blackhawk. Seems like you could trade more evenly for a nice model 700, Browning A-bolt, or the equivalent.

The 770 is not regarded to be a good rifle when compared with Savages in the same price range. (Some don't consider it a good rifle at all!)

In other words, u can get something MUCH nicer than a 770 at ANY price, and the Blackhawk trade should put you in the ballpark of a very nice used rifle.

rule303
January 3, 2012, 03:58 PM
Terrible trade! Like others have said, the you would be far better off getting a used higher end rifle. You should have no trouble trading your Ruger for a used Rem 700, Savage 110, Weatherby, etc. If you are set on a new rifle in the lower price spectrum, look at a Savage axis, Marlin XL7, or the new Ruger American. Search reviews on the 770, you won't find a lot of positve things said about them.

wild willy
January 3, 2012, 07:34 PM
I have a very short list of guns I will not buy. The remington 710, 770 are on it and yes I have handled and shot them

Abel
January 3, 2012, 07:46 PM
In that price range, the Stevens 200 is much better.

jpwilly
January 3, 2012, 07:50 PM
The 770 isn't much of a rifle, Yes it has a bolt and a barrel but that's about all it has going for it. Look at the Weatherby Vanguard, Savage package rifles, Stevens 200, Marlin XL7, Mossberg ATR etc IMO do yourself a favor and stay away from the 770.

TexasPatriot.308
January 3, 2012, 08:29 PM
I owned a 710 for about a month when they came out, roughest action ever had my hands on. I seen the 770 too, also a piece of junk. Stevens 200 puts em both to shame.

jmr40
January 3, 2012, 09:22 PM
Forget the 770. You can do much better for about the same money. If you were to trade, You'd want at least $100-$150 in your pocket. It is not that they are really that bad. They work, and are reasonably accurate. There are just MUCH better choices. Once bought it is yours. They have basically ZERO resale value. Local gun and pawnshops will not even talk to if you bring one in for sale to trade.

If you already own a 308, and handload you don't need a 30-06. By handloading you can beat factory 30-06 ballistics with the 308. Even the best 30-06 handloads will barely beat out the best 308 hand loads. No animal on the planet will ever know the difference between the 2 when shot.

Chris-bob
January 3, 2012, 11:11 PM
If it has the x-mark trigger, then sure, if not, forget about it. Too many issues with accidental discharges when the safety was on.

Chris-bob
January 3, 2012, 11:15 PM
http://www.cnbc.com/id/39554936

Here's a link to an article on the 770. I was ready to get one through my buddy who has a FFL, but now I won't and when my buddy saw this article, he refuses to be around one in the field and convinced the local Coast Guard Exchange to stop selling them.

HOOfan_1
January 4, 2012, 12:20 AM
That article is not about the 770...and I wouldn't want to be in the field with anyone that pointed their muzzle at me, defective safety or not...

embry112
January 11, 2012, 12:14 AM
If you are looking for a cheap rifle and you want quality I urge you to not look at the 770. I have the Savage Axis and it is cheaper than the 770 and has better looks and a comfortable stock.

natman
January 11, 2012, 05:49 AM
Very poor trade. The 770 is junk. I wouldn't have one if it were free.

There are a lot of good inexpensive rifles out there now - Marlin XL/XS 7, Savage Axis, Weatherby Vanguard. There's no excuse for passing one of them up to get a 770.

Sell your Ruger and get a Marlin XL 7 in 30-06 and a good bit towards a nice scope.

runtocover
January 11, 2012, 09:21 PM
My father in law got a model 770 in a 7mm From Wal-Mart the same place that supports China, anyhow after un boxing we started breaking in the barrel 1 shot missed 2x2 target 2nt shot hit very top almost center about 1 left, 3rd shot hit the center but way left and the R emblem from the grip of the stock fell off! It went on that way for the complete break-in.....

so as good old dad in law is never wrong it had to be my reloads. Maybe I said to my self so I bought 2 boxes of Winchester = match ammo. Worse!
"Well the guns fine" he mumbles has to be the cheep scope they put on (scoped rifle at purchase) so he asks whats a good scope. My reply Burris or Leupold, so the cheep a** did spend the money on a full field and left the gun with me for a week.

What he has to day, first shot dont hit the 2x2 target at all, than its wormed up 1.5 moa for all shots after. Hunting application absolute worthless waist of you time try another opp.

o Unforgiven o
January 11, 2012, 09:36 PM
If it has the x-mark trigger, then sure, if not, forget about it. Too many issues with accidental discharges when the safety was on.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/39554936

Here's a link to an article on the 770. I was ready to get one through my buddy who has a FFL, but now I won't and when my buddy saw this article, he refuses to be around one in the field and convinced the local Coast Guard Exchange to stop selling them.

Here is a link to a video of Remington's response. Please watch it in it's entirety, do a search on the subject here, then stop spreading unsubstantiated claims that you have no experience with.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_KVS1hIbQg

/derail

gamestalker
January 11, 2012, 11:45 PM
I have a first generation 770, (710) and even though it is a very accurate rifle, it is no where the quality of the 700's. Value would be at no more than 1/2 that of a SBH. You can buy 770's brand new for $300 or less. As I said, I have a 1st generation, the 710, chambered in 7mm RM with a 3x9x40 Leupold on it, I'll trade it for a SBH. The glass alone is worth that of the SBH.

Art Eatman
January 12, 2012, 12:39 AM
Probably do better to sell the SBH for cash to an individual, and then check the pawn shops. They generally have about half the asking price invested. Plenty of room to bargain down.

As far as reloading for the '06, if all you do is neck resize, the .308 dies will work.

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